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Cotswolds wedding bands

There are few more romantic places to get married than This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Complete your day by hiring an exceptional Cotswolds wedding band to play upbeat, rock, pop and soul covers into the night.

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The Crossfades

  • Gloucestershire
  • 3-5
  • (100)

With no less than three vocalists in the band, The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm.

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from£1,160

Mastersound

  • Birmingham
  • 4-7
  • (74)

Danceable, piano-led pop and soul from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Adele.

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from£990

Kickstart

  • Birmingham
  • 3-4
  • (43)

Breathtaking vocals, lush harmonies and an explosive rhythm section – this West Midlands wedding party band play a wide selection of soul, disco, rock’n’roll and the latest indie to keep you dancing until the wee hours! DJ service available.

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from£1,230

Dakota

  • Birmingham
  • 3
  • (34)

Midlands-based 3-piece rock and pop band offering a jam-packed blend of styles spanning multiple decades and genres. Acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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from£860

Banzai

  • Birmingham
  • 3-6
  • (61)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Lady Gaga, The Weekend and more!

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from£1,300

Shake The Moon

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (61)

A sassy, classy, badass party band with 10 years experience playing the live music scene in the South West. The band features both male and female lead vocals, with DJ services and acoustic sets also available.

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from£1,230

Moonlight

  • Bristol
  • 3-5
  • (27)

Energetic new 3-piece party band playing old school hits and modern pop covers from Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner to Abba and the Backstreet Boys – guaranteed to keep guests on the dance floor all night long.

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from£2,260

The Renegades

  • Wiltshire
  • 5-10
  • (27)

From a dynamic 5-piece to an explosive 10-piece, this versatile band covers a real mix of genres—from rock and indie classics to reggae and modern hits—delivering electrifying performances that transform any event.

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from£1,050

The Wild Nights

  • Bristol
  • 4
  • (38)

Top-flight wedding band performing vintage rock by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Van Morrison as well as the odd modern indie anthem! Acoustic duo and DJ option available.

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from£1,715

The Bright Lights

  • Bristol
  • 4-5
  • (24)

Performing all your favourite hits in their unique party, festival style, The Bright Lights provide an energetic and eclectic mix of good fun party songs with a upbeat acoustic folk/country influenced sound.

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from£1,250

The Sweet and Lowdown

  • Brighton
  • 4
  • (203)

Fun and totally unique party band with male and female vocals, playing retro swing, vintage jive and rock'n'roll through to 80s funk, 90s R&B and quirky takes on modern chart.

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from£985

Renville

  • Devon
  • 3-5
  • (63)

Authentic and high-energy indie rock 3-piece, playing a selection of the coolest tunes from the last few decades, from classic rock to Britpop bangers and the latest indie pop.

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from£1,230

Dance Party

  • Dorset
  • 5
  • (5)

Pop, rock, blues, country, and soul – this dynamic 5-piece party band have something for everyone, turning any event into an unforgettable party!

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from£1,845

Groove Box

  • Devon
  • 9
  • (30)

Serving up classic funk and soul by Earth Wind & Fire and Aretha Franklin alongside more recent floor-fillers by Lizzo, Bruno Mars and Jamiroquai, this 10-piece funk orchestra are all about positive energy and having a good time!

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from£960

Midnight Echo

  • Plymouth
  • 3-4
  • (31)

Dynamic pop-punk and indie-rock three-piece, rocking out tunes from Fleetwood Mac to Queen and Coldplay, while amping up the festival vibe with an added acoustic guitar.

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from£2,340

Party Up

  • Kent
  • 6-10
  • (188)

Party down with Party Up, the slickest soul, funk and R&B band in the South East! Featuring sax and up to three stunning vocalists, the band count Sky, Cadburys and Emma Thompson among their regular clients.

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from£1,505

The Coves

  • Bristol
  • 5-6
  • (27)

A young, energetic and professional party band bringing their well-loved, diverse repertoire to get your guests moving to tunes from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to Beyoncé and The Weeknd.

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Hot Riffs Brass Band

  • Bristol
  • 5-7
  • (15)

Playing authentic NOLA Mardi Gras tunes as well their own brassy takes on your favourite songs from funk and jazz to pop and R&B, Hot Riffs Brass Band bring an infectious energy and New Orleans spirit to your event.

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from£1,850

Grand Central

  • Bristol
  • 5-9
  • (33)

Funk & soul party band in the South West featuring male lead vocals and a fantastic rhythm section and horns. Grand Central play uptempo, soulful tunes, from James Brown to David Bowie. Available with a two-piece horn section.

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from£1,230

Wildwood Folk

  • Devon
  • 4
  • (26)

Upbeat and rousing new folk-infused acoustic pop band with joint male and female vocals – ideal for vintage and festival fans alike! The band have won plaudits from modern folk hero Seth Lakeman, as well as featured on the BBC.


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Guide to booking wedding & function bands in the Cotswolds

What styles of music do your Cotswolds wedding bands play?

Most of our Cotswolds wedding bands play a wide range of mainstream pop music from all eras. You can expect to hear floor-filling songs by artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder and The Beatles to Dua Lipa and Lizzo.

Saying that, if you prefer to hear more rock and indie than mainstream pop, we'd recommend choosing a 3 or 4-piece band featuring vocals, guitar, bass and drums.

If soul and Motown is more your bag, then look for larger line-ups featuring keyboards and brass. The exact line-up and song list for each band is listed on their profile pages.

Do your Cotswolds wedding bands bring all their own gear?

Yes. All our Cotswolds wedding bands are fully self-contained with their own PA sound system, microphones, backline amplifiers and instruments.

Let us know if you're expecting more than 250 guests, so we can check whether the act’s system is large enough.

Most bands will also bring lighting for both the stage and dancefloor.

Why book a wedding band in the Cotswolds?

Perhaps surprisingly, there's a wealth of musical talent residing in this Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we've brought you the best local bands available.

In fact, The Cotswolds can claim a rich musical history, with artists such as Gustav Holst, The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones, The Who's Keith Moon, and Blur's Alex James all residing here.

With this combination of romantic landscapes and musical expertise, why would you get married anywhere else?!

Can your Cotswolds wedding bands learn our first dance?

Most bands will be happy to learn and perform your first dance request – provided they think they can arrange it for their line-up and do it justice!

Check the act’s profile to see what they can offer and if they can’t do it live, they could just play it through their PA system using Spotify or an mp3 player.

Which venues in the Cotswolds have your wedding bands performed at?

With its undulating landscapes, picturesque towns and villages and official status as an area of outstanding natural beauty, we love planning wedding celebrations with couples in the Cotswolds.

There are too many venues to name here, but some of our favourites are: Cowley Manor, The Barn at Upcote, Crown of Crucis, Cripps Barn, Bowden Hall, Pittville Pump Room, Manor By The Lake, Ellenborough Park, The Kingscote Barn, Eastington Park and Matara.

Can you provide background musicians in the Cotswolds, such as jazz bands?

Definitely! We have a range of Cotswolds musicians who can provide background music whilst guests gather for your ceremony, or during your photos, afternoon drinks reception or wedding meal.

Take a look through our string quartets, acoustic duo and trios and solo entertainers to find the perfect fit for your day. For more options, browse the menus at the top of this page.

We also have Cotswolds jazz bands, as well as brass bands and everything in between.

How can we save money on our band?

There are lots of ways to keep costs to a minimum with your entertainment on your special day.

Using the same musicians throughout the day, from ceremony to dancefloor, can help to save on travel costs.

Lots of our Cotswolds wedding bands offer musicians that can play at your ceremony, throughout an afternoon reception and into a larger dance party set up in the evening.

Take a look at each listing for acoustic background music provided by the same musicians.

Equally, hiring a local band for your wedding will help to cut travel and accommodation costs - and many of them will offer reduced rates throughout the winter and on weekday bookings.

So if you haven't selected a date yet, keep that in mind for if budget is tight!


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